British Manufacturing Falls in May

July 7, 2008

British manufactured production declined by 0.5% in May from April and dipped by 0.8% on a 12-month basis, the Office for National Statistics said on July 7.

The ONS added that a wider measure of industrial production, which includes mining, quarrying and energy, sank 0.8% in May from April. On a year-on-year basis, it fell by 1.6%, the biggest drop since December 2005.

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